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Alice in Chains - 100% match to Nirvana

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Drama Soundtracks
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Formed in 1987 in Seattle, Washington, USA, by Layne Staley (22 August 1967, Kirkland, Washington, USA, d. April 2002, Seattle, Washington, USA; vocals) and Jerry Cantrell (b. 18 March 1966, Tacoma, Washington, USA; vocals, guitar) with Mike Starr (bass) and Sean Kinney (b. 27 June 1966, Seattle, Washington, USA; drums), Alice In Chains developed a sound that mixed Black Sab Read more

Mudhoney - 95% match to Nirvana

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Comedy Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks
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Mudhoney, forged from a host of hobbyist bands, could lay claim to the accolade ‘godfathers of grunge’ more legitimately than most - whether or not they desired that title. The band, named after a movie by cult US film director Russ Meyer, was formed in Seattle at the start of 1988 by Mark Arm (Mark Thomas McLaughlin, 21 February 1962, California, USA; vocals), Ste Read more

Hole - 94% match to Nirvana

Genres: Pop / Rock
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US alternative rock band fronted by the effervescent Courtney Love (Courtney Michelle Harrison, 9 July 1964, San Francisco, California, USA; vocals/guitar). An ex-stripper and actress, who had minor roles in Alex Cox’s Sid And Nancy and Straight To Hell, and participated in formative line-ups of Babes In Toyland and Faith No More in an incarnation that only reached the Read more

Soundgarden - 85% match to Nirvana

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Heavy Metal Soundtracks
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This Seattle, Washington, USA-based quartet fused influences as diverse as Led Zeppelin, the Stooges, Velvet Underground and, most particularly, early UK and US punk bands into a dirty, sweaty, sexually explicit and decidedly fresh take on rock ‘n’ roll. The band, Chris Cornell (20 July 1964, Seattle, Washington, USA; vocals/guitar), Kim Thayil (b. 4 September 1960 Read more

Kurt Cobain - 83% match to Nirvana

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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Foo Fighters - 75% match to Nirvana

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Documentaries
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The Foo Fighters was formed at the end of 1994 by former Scream and Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl (David Eric Grohl, 14 January 1969, Warren, Ohio, USA), now switched to guitar and vocals. There was some conjecture that the Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic would join him in this venture, but Grohl eventually recruited Pat Smear (b. Georg Ruthenberg, 5 August 1959, Los Angele Read more

Stone Temple Pilots - 62% match to Nirvana

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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The Stone Temple Pilots are the result of a chance meeting between Scott Weiland (27 October 1967, Santa Cruz, California, USA; vocals) and Robert DeLeo (b. 2 February 1966, New Jersey, USA; bass) at one of Black Flag’s final shows in Los Angeles. After discovering that they both went out with the same girl, a songwriting partnership led to the formation of a full band, Read more

Smashing Pumpkins - 60% match to Nirvana

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks Documentaries Heavy Metal Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
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Once widely viewed as poor relations to Nirvana’s major label alternative rock, Chicago, USA’s Smashing Pumpkins, led by Billy Corgan (William Patrick Corgan Jnr., 17 March 1967, Chicago, Illinois, USA; vocals/guitar) persevered to gradually increasing commercial acceptance and press veneration. Corgan’s inspirations, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Doors and Black Read more

Meat Puppets - 59% match to Nirvana

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts
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Formed in Tempe, Arizona, USA, Curt Kirkwood (10 January 1959, Wichita Falls, Texas, USA; guitar/vocals), Cris Kirkwood (b. 22 October 1960, Amarillo, Texas, USA; bass/vocals) and Derrick Bostrom (b. 23 June 1960, Phoenix, Arizona, USA; drums) made their debut in 1981 with a five-track EP, In A Car. Meat Puppets, released the following year on the influential hardcore label Read more

Silverchair - 58% match to Nirvana

Genres: Pop / Rock
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When Australian rock trio Silverchair arrived on European shores in 1995, their press coverage concentrated firmly on the fact that each member was just 15 years old. However, Chris Joannou (10 November 1979, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia; bass), Daniel Johns (b. 22 April 1979, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia; vocals/guitar) and Ben Gillies (b. Benjamin David G Read more

Pearl Jam - 57% match to Nirvana

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Spoken Word
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This revisionist (or, depending on your viewpoint, visionary) rock quintet was formed in Seattle, USA, by Jeff Ament (10 March 1963, Big Sandy, Montana, USA; bass) and Stone Gossard (b. 20 July 1965, Seattle, Washington, USA; rhythm guitar). Gossard had played with Steve Turner in the Ducky Boys, the latter going on to perform with Ament in Green River. Gossard became a memb Read more

Temple Of The Dog - 55% match to Nirvana

Genres: Pop / Rock
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This one-off project involved members of Seattle, USA-based bands Mother Love Bone and Soundgarden, and was recorded as a tribute to the late Andrew Wood, former Mother Love Bone vocalist. The ‘band’ comprised Chris Cornell (vocals), Matt Cameron (drums), Mike McCready (guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar) and Jeff Ament (bass). Signed to A&M Records, the album Read more

Mad Season - 54% match to Nirvana

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Mad Season was formed as a brief offshoot of Pearl Jam when their lead guitarist, Mike McCready, was on holiday in Minneapolis. There he met John Baker Saunders (Minneapolis, USA, d. January 1999), the bass player with Lamont Cranston. The rest of Mad Season comprised Seattle luminaries Barrett Martin (drums; also Screaming Trees) and Layne Staley (b. 1967, vocals; Alice In Read more

Mother Love Bone - 52% match to Nirvana

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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This short-lived, Seattle, USA-based quintet comprised Andrew Wood (8 January 1966, USA, d. 19 March 1990, USA; vocals, ex-Malfunkshun), Greg Gilmore (drums), and three members of recently demised grunge pioneers Green River, Bruce Fairweather (guitar), Stone Gossard (b. 20 July 1965, Seattle, Washington, USA; guitar), and Jeff Ament (b. 10 March 1963, Big Sandy, Montana, US Read more

L7 - 49% match to Nirvana

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts
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Guitarist/vocalists Donita Sparks (8 April 1963, Chicago, Illinois, USA) and Suzi Gardner (b. 1 August 1960, Sacramento, California, USA) formed L7 in 1985, linking with Jennifer Finch (b. 5 August 1966, Los Angeles, California, USA; bass/vocals, ex-Sugar Baby Doll) and trying several drummers, finally finding Demetra ‘Dee’ Plakas (b. 9 November 1960, Chicago, Illi Read more

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